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10. DarkWater Keep
About this creation

For the last two builds, I haven't had to buy any new pieces. I guess that means I have too many legos now. Sorry bricklink sellers!!


01 - The Keep is built in "dwarf" LegoMan Scale. I really enjoy building on this scale because you don't have to make it super big to seem really big. This is on a 64x64 base plate. Eggplant Island on the other hand was on 80x80 base.

02 - I call it Darkwater because the transblue tiles have black underneath it to make it look dark. I generally like the way that the water turned out. A lot of times with tiles, the grooves show ugly patterns etc.

03 - There are two wooden doors connected by a winding staircase beneath the waterfall. I actually built this is detail but its difficult to see. In the last pictures you can get a glimpse of the stairs

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05 - This build uses the same amount of rock pieces as Eggplant's Deep, primarily because both interior and exterior stones were detailed.

06 Is it just me or does the back photo look like the Eiffel Tower if you squint your eyes? Eh, probably just me.

07 The waterfall.

08 - If you look on the leaves, there are some trans clear rounds that were used to act like water drops.

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11 - The Top of the tower is offset 1/2 brick. Same thing with the stone walls. Offsetting a full brick seemed a bit too dramatic for small perimeter towers.

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13 - The grotto. Originally was going to put a gold mine back here. But what fun is that?

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15 Too bad this guy picked door #3. ANTS!!!




Comments

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  August 27, 2013
amazing :-)
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  August 14, 2013
Brilliant work.
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  March 22, 2013
Nice!
  November 28, 2012
really love this one. great design! I especially like the water fall
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  April 25, 2012
Don't bed =) very nice work
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  January 29, 2012
A Beautiful castle! Love the water/waterfall :)
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  January 24, 2012
amazing!
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  September 12, 2011
Amazing!!
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  September 11, 2011
awesome! I love the waterfall! 5/5
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  September 9, 2011
I really like the overall structure and feel. Very dreamlike! Dont know how to describe it...reminds me of the dreamlands in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Only critique is the flat top of a couple rocks...looks a bit unnatural. Some more slopes would help a lot, even if it was a really shallow/low slope.
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  July 12, 2011
... This waterfall on the other hand looks very natural! Great MOC with lots of nicely done details to feast my eyes on :)
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  May 21, 2011
Amazing building! Im your fan, man!
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  April 19, 2011
Eggy, I love your castles, but this is one is definitely my favorite. The livable feel to it makes it the most realistic and functional to me. (For a bunch of plastic bricks anyway!) The details you include in landscaping, water and amenities for the populace is what I aspire to achieve!
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  March 17, 2011
Awesome castle!
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  October 1, 2010
It's the best castle I've ever seen. ... Or it would be if it were with normal size minifigs.
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  September 30, 2010
the cave-waterfall underneath the castle concept is genius,it s a dreamy fantastic vision!,it s awesome! style ,design,awesome!
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  September 20, 2010
really nice creation with lovely details - especially the grotto ;-)
Eggy Pop
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Matty Eason
  June 27, 2010
I love it. How do you make the wooden bridge
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  April 25, 2010
Very good details, nice waterfall, and generally lovely. Good job!
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  March 28, 2010
Unbelievable! Gotta love the hot tub.
Eggy Pop
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Blade Bat
  March 20, 2010
I could go on for a long time about how amazing this is so I will try to keep it short. First of all I have seen this alot of times and it has not gotten old yet! The whole moc is just amazing, I have bin working on a castle of my own for a while now and I keep on destroying and rebuilding it because I couldn't get it to look right then a few days ago I decided to use your mocs for insporation and since then my castle has bin going alot better! I can let you know when I post the castle if your interested. I realy hope you can get more time to make another casle until then I'll just have have to look at what you already finished.
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  March 14, 2010
This does look dreamy (without the traps).You build very well!!Hope to see you come back to make more dream castles!:)
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  March 14, 2010
dude me and my friend are going to make some of are own castles and you have the same idea as me, build it on an island somewhere. Also mind if i borrow the bridge, those things are awesome! Awesome build, I wish my castle would be anything like this good... sigh
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  March 14, 2010
Wow. That is really awesome. I wish I could build something like that: this is what I dream about DREAMING about doing, so I am naturally quite impressed. Love the waterfall, the secret staircase, and the bridge. I've got a little soft spot for those slat bridges. Keep building, Eggy!
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  March 14, 2010
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  March 14, 2010
Nice build Eggy.Keep 'em coming.
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  March 14, 2010
Modeling with Lego is indeed a form of artistic expression. Beautiful creations like this one serve as indisputable proof of this truth. Simply spectacular.
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  January 7, 2010
Wow that is a great keep. I love the waterfall and the caves. Plz comment my mocs.
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  November 4, 2009
Fantastic castle. Also, I think you are right about the "Eiffel Tower" picture thing. Maybe you could build a castle-Eiffel creation.
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  September 23, 2009
Beatiful just beatiful.
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  August 24, 2009
Very good! The water fall is definitely one of the best I have ever seen.
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  August 20, 2009
it's BEAUTIFUL!
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  June 13, 2009
Awesome. Amazing job! Keep it up!
Eggy Pop
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Cupcake Marie
  May 8, 2009
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! I love it! the water is amazing! WOW!
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  May 2, 2009
I love this castle. It is one of the most beautiful lego things I've ever seen.
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  April 30, 2009
This is your best creation in my opinion... It has everything . Your humor (grotto and the guy with ants..etc) It is stunningly beautiful. The bridge is nice. And your a cool builder..What more can you ask for! Nice build ! as im sure u have been told before about 4,321 times
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  April 20, 2009
Hey, Prof...when you get a chance can you email me directly? Want to pow-wow briefly about some Darwin Awards stuff (mark@markkelsoart.com). Meanwhile, since I'm here...terrible MOC. Just terrible.
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  April 15, 2009
This is amazing. my lack of bricks disturbs me. not that i could do this, but at least attempt something like it.(and probably fail...) on another note, i found your rocks tutorial very helpful on the landscape i made. lastly, i would love it if you reviewed something of mine. If you don't thats fine, youve probably got a lot of people asking you the same question. Thanks, and again, great build.
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  March 30, 2009
Sweet, this is really stunning. Ive just been having a look at your mocs and u have some great creations going on. Very impressive. Keep up the good work.
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  February 28, 2009
Awesome!
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  January 6, 2009
Awesome! I can't find any more words..... :D I simply love the way you did water surface... 5 stars isn't enough, but it's all I can give! ;)
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  January 5, 2009
it's just a fantastic creation! you should join the classic castle club!
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  January 1, 2009
Nice
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  January 1, 2009
Absolutely wonderful! This is my favorite creation of your's
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  December 31, 2008
Fantastic creation! Water effects are so tricky to pull off in Lego, but you've done an outstanding job. One question: In picture #7 (the Waterfall), how did you create those stained-glass windows?
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  December 30, 2008
you dont know how much i want to be able to build something like this but alas even with this job i still cant afford the parts
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  December 8, 2008
as always amazing work eggplant
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  November 15, 2008
Wow! It's awesome! I like all the details! run man who walked in door #3! RUN!
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  November 10, 2008
This is insane! how long did it take you to biuld it. love the detail.
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  November 8, 2008
Wow! That's amazing!
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  October 29, 2008
That's a very nice building!! but i've got a question: how did you do the bridge?? I really like the bridge and I was trying to make is but i don't know how you did it! it's really cool! could you please help me?
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  October 19, 2008
Beautiful! That's all I can say!
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  October 17, 2008
one word.... amazing
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  September 30, 2008
a masterpiece!
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  September 30, 2008
WOA! U ROCK!!!! CHECK OUT MY STUFF (the buildings are all under "lego dream world" on my page)
Eggy Pop
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erik smit
  September 28, 2008
I'll join the chorus of praise,the. Very impressive. I love the various kinds of brick walls here and there.
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  September 20, 2008
All of your LEGO creations are AMAZING! the 5 does NOT do justice. 10 out of 5!
  September 18, 2008
This is easily one of the best castles on MOC pages. The hot tub is especially...Flavorful.
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  September 16, 2008
Truly, it's perfect ! Very realistic BUT with a "lego classic toy" feel in it. The water is fantastic. One of my favorite from you. GREAT !!! PS the ladies in the grotto is a great add !
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  September 12, 2008
I'd have to say that out of all your creations, this one is probably my favorite. Everything about it is really pleasing to the eye. In particular, I really like your landscaping, especially the waterfall. I look forward to seeing your future projects!
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  September 11, 2008
Wow, I missed this one! It's fantastic. I really like the dark water, the droplets on the leaves, and the little grotto. Well done.
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  September 11, 2008
Wow, very nice, this has to be one of the best castles out there!
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  September 7, 2008
This kind of reminds me of that Elf village from the Lord of the Rings movies (I think it's called Rivendell), except more castley. The scale you built it in (dwarf?) is interesting. I've never heard of it before, but it seems pretty cool.
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  September 5, 2008
wow ! this just blew a fuse in my head, too much to comment on.
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  September 4, 2008
Awesome! Great shape & details, the landscaping is especially striking. I like the black roof too, something I need to invest in myself ;)
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  September 4, 2008
This creation is pretty much perfect.
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  September 3, 2008
UT ALL THE WAY!!! Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top, Down in the Tennessee Hills! Even,though our performance was just awful,I'll still bleed Orange forever more!~LL
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  September 1, 2008
Damn! You're one of my favorite builders.
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  September 1, 2008
Now ya gotta add this to your home page somehow. =)
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  September 1, 2008
Wow, I agree with Young. This is amazing! Sorry I couldn't review this sooner, I've been working a lot on my...castle MOC. My self esteem just went down five points. You are truly a castle master!
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  September 1, 2008
Sorry I wasn't able to get to this sooner. Love the staggered pyramidal composition you came up with for this castle MOC. It's a beautiful design. As usual, the details are outstanding. One of these days, maybe I'll get around to doing a castle over a falls, too...I used to do fantasy paintings like that, and this really brings back fond memories of those kinds of images. So, a belated congratulations on yet another absolutely outstanding build...I guess that's why you're the professor. (say hi to Gilligan and Mary Ann for me!)
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  September 1, 2008
I insist that you quit school and just build with Lego full time.
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  September 1, 2008
Very nice!!
Eggy Pop
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Heather LEGO Girl
  August 31, 2008
The "Dark Water" is my favorite part. It's perfect against the waterfall. Speaking of which.. The waterfall is my favorite part. And good job on being featured on the Brother's Brick! Keep It Studly Sir!
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  August 31, 2008
Great job. It looks very clean, just like all of your MOCs. Excellent work, and I love the waterfall.
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  August 31, 2008
The bridges are amazing. The overall look is stunning, cool water :)
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  August 31, 2008
If you would get paid to do this you could retire after this one... ;) hehehe Awesome work mate :)
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  August 31, 2008
You did it again, Eggplant! an awesome job on, well, everything! I really like the water. it looks very realistic. The grotto must be my favorite part! :p Oh, and thanks for your reviews!
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  August 31, 2008
lovely. Nice to see your going Kelso on the waterfall. Dont start to eat lego bags tho. catch ya later~shadow
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  August 31, 2008
Wonderfull MOC, eggplant! I wonder where you get all those blue pieces? Anyway, I think it's your best MOC yet, man! Keep it bricky!~Joris
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  August 31, 2008
Great job! I really dig the bridges and those windows(The blue and green ones...) Another thing I liked was the way the water looks so shimmery! Well done, Mate!
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  August 30, 2008
Holy Moly this is amazing! Great build but don't you think that you could do another theme?
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  August 30, 2008
Very nice. Lots of great stuff to look at. I like the brown tiles and the turntable windows. Nice grotto, just the place to get into trouble. The look on that one guys face, it just cracks me up. Well, I'm exhausted just from thinking about all the work that was involved. see ya. garth
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  August 30, 2008
Wow, I really have to nit-pick to find just one flaw on this MOC, and that's all I could: The water off of the waterfall is bubbly and wavy for about 3-4 lego feet before magically becoming glassy calm. If you could come up with a way to get that effect, [with your building skllz, I have no doubt you could] I could not come up with anything lacking, to any degree. Other than that miniscule detail, [which I can definitely overlook with the quality of the rest of the MOC] this is phenomenal. The interiors are great, the overall water affect is really good, the trees look fantastic, and the stone outcroppings on the outside are outstanding. I'd still give it a 5/5 if it was rainbow colored and you had a kustum W4RTTH0GG driving off the falls.
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  August 30, 2008
exellent
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  August 30, 2008
This is probably my favorite MOC of yours. Excellence in the extreme. The jacuzzi is my favorite part! I hope you enjoy school; I look forward to hearing from you when you get back! Peace my Eggplant friend. C ya~Nick ("ElNickre")
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  August 30, 2008
Brilliance. I'm a huge fan of the trans tiles over a base colour; I think it adds great a fantastic illusion of depth. And the castle itself is just beautiful. Looks like it's got a gothic vibe going on which suits it's name perfectly. Amazing.
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  August 30, 2008
The way you made the waterfall and moat has to be the best I've ever seen. The bridges and keep have great detail. Nice!
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  August 30, 2008
You know,I think this is my favorite castle of yours yet, everything is masterfully done.I'm loving that waterfall!~LL
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  August 30, 2008
whoops, I was logged in with my other account (Bieba), like I said below and some more, the water looks great
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  August 30, 2008
The whole thing is just really amazing! The water technique looks great and it's obvious you're a master of landscaping. The smaller scale is an interesting idea that I'll remember if I ever try castle.
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  August 30, 2008
beautiful, I love those bridges and oh, the windows, the waterfall, the cliff, the roof, fantastic job
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  August 30, 2008
Sorry to those bricklink sellers. Even though you already put 7 of their kids through college. At this point, I'm REALLY hoping I don't have to go against you in the MocOlympics caslte category. The water is BRILLIANT. It has that illusion of depth to it that is just masterful. I think you need to add yourself to the list of caslte builder greats. Thanks for schooling us on this professor. I would drop some smack on Kelso, but he's not around this weekend. I think he's pretending to work somewhere... HEY, Shaddix just hit me with a spitball! ~ Chris.
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  August 30, 2008
Very beautiful! The waterfall is great!
 
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